In its report on violations recorded since January 2021, the Tunisian Association for the Prevention of Torture (ATPT) noted a number of abuses committed during arrests. In particular, these were violations of the rights to freedom of expression and protection of personal data. In Tunis, Ahmed was arrested after publishing a Facebook status that called for protests. The police assaulted him and confiscated his cell phone and computer. Meanwhile Houssem was arrested in Ben Arous after publishing a status that supported the protest movements. In Kasserine, Farouk and Bechir were detained for 48 hours for encouraging demonstrations on social media.